[PDF] The Yage Letters

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Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141903287
Size: 57.46 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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The Yage Letters

by Allen Ginsberg, release date 2012-08-02, The Yage Letters Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Yage Letters books, William Burroughs closed his classic debut novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage' which he believed transmitted telepathic powers, a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters - a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel - he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space, to derange his senses - the perfect drug for the author of the wild decentred books that followed. Years later, Ginsberg writes back as he follows in Burroughs' footsteps, and the drug worse and more profound than he had imagined.




[PDF] Queer

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Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
ISBN: 1623730031
Size: 23.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Queer

by William S. Burroughs, release date 2012-11-13, Queer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queer books, Set in Mexico City during the early 1950s, Queer follows William Lee's hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene. As Lee breaks down, the trademark Burroughsian voice emerges, a maniacal mix of self-lacerating humor and the Ugly American at his ugliest. Originally written in 1952 but not published until 1985, Queer is an enigma—both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscatingly political novel, Burroughs' only realist love story and a montage of comic-grotesque fantasies that paved the way for his masterpiece, Naked Lunch. Edited from the original manuscripts and introduced by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, Queer is a haunting tale of possession and exorcism, a key to the Burroughsian oeuvre, and a novel with a history of secrets.




[PDF] Queer

Queer PDF
Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141975660
Size: 69.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Queer

by William S. Burroughs, release date 2012-09-27, Queer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queer books, Originally written in 1952 but not published till 1985, Queer is an enigma - both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscatingly political novel, Burroughs' only realist love story and a montage of comic-grotesque fantasies that paved the way for his masterpiece, Naked Lunch. Set in Mexico City during the early fifties, Queer follows William Lee's hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene. As Lee breaks down, the trademark Burroughsian voice emerges; a maniacal mix of self-lacerating humor and the Ugly American at his ugliest. A haunting tale of possession and exorcism, Queer is also a novel with a history of secrets, as this new edition reveals.




[PDF] Junky

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Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141904011
Size: 49.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Junky

by William S. Burroughs, release date 2012-08-02, Junky Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Junky books, Burroughs’ first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through junk neighbourhoods in New York, New Orleans and Mexico City, through time spent kicking, time spent dealing and time rolling drunks for money, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report (by a writer trained in anthropology at Harvard) from the American post-war drug underground. A cult classic, it has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse and unapologetic tone. This definitive edition painstakingly recreates the author’s original text word for word.




[PDF] The Ticket That Exploded

The Ticket That Exploded PDF
Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976047
Size: 46.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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The Ticket That Exploded

by William S. Burroughs, release date 2014-04-22, The Ticket That Exploded Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Ticket That Exploded books, Inspector Lee and the Nova Police have been forced to engage the Nova Mob in one final battle for the planet. This is Burroughs's nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of Johnny Yen's chicken-hypnotizing and green Venusian-boy-girls, of ad men and conmen whose destructive language has spread like an incurable disease; a virus and parasite that takes over every human body. One of Burroughs's most approachable works, The Ticket That Exploded is the climax of his innovative 'cut-up' Nova trilogy - following The Soft Machine and Nova Express - and is an enthralling and frightening image of the future.




[PDF] The Spiritual Imagination Of The Beats

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Author: David Stephen Calonne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108416454
Size: 79.25 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
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The Spiritual Imagination Of The Beats

by David Stephen Calonne, release date 2017-07-31, The Spiritual Imagination Of The Beats Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Spiritual Imagination Of The Beats books, The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats is the first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, magical, theosophical, Gnostic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions in the work of eleven major Beat authors. The opening chapter discusses Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan as predecessors and important influences on the spiritual orientation of the Beats. David Stephen Calonne draws comparisons throughout the book between the various approaches towards spiritual matters of individual Beat writers - for example, Burroughs registered significant objections to Buddhism, while Ginsberg and Kerouac devoted considerable time to studying Buddhist history and texts. This book also focuses on authors who have often been neglected in Beat studies - Diane di Prima, Bob Kaufman and Philip Whalen. In addition, several understudied works such as Gregory Corso's 'The Geometric Poem' are given close attention. Calonne also introduces important themes from the history of heterodox spirituality - Manicheanism, alchemy and Tarot - and demonstrates how inextricably these ideas shaped the Beat literary imagination.




[PDF] Travel And Drugs In Twentieth Century Literature

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Author: Lindsey Michael Banco
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136096906
Size: 38.25 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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Travel And Drugs In Twentieth Century Literature

by Lindsey Michael Banco, release date 2013-01-11, Travel And Drugs In Twentieth Century Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Travel And Drugs In Twentieth Century Literature books, This book examines the connections between two disparate yet persistently bound thematics -- mobility and intoxication -- and explores their central yet frequently misunderstood role in constructing subjectivity following the 1960s. Emerging from profound mid-twentieth-century changes in how drugs and travel were imagined, the conceptual nexus discussed sheds new light on British and North American responses to sixties counterculture. With readings of Aldous Huxley, William Burroughs, Alex Garland, Hunter S. Thompson, and Robert Sedlack, Banco traces twin arguments, looking at the ways travel is imagined as a disciplinary force acting upon the creative, destabilizing powers of psychedelic intoxication; and exploring the ways drugs help construct travel spaces and practices as, at times, revolutionary, and at other times, neo-colonial. By following a sequence of shifting understandings of drug and travel orthodoxies, this book traverses fraught and irresistibly linked terrains from the late 1950s up to a period marked by international, postmodern tourism. As such, it helps illuminate a world where tourism is continually expanding yet constantly circumscribed, and where illegal drugs are both increasingly unregulated in the global economy and perceived more and more as crucial agents in the construction of human subjectivity.




[PDF] The Future Of Text And Image

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Author: Ofra Amihay
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443836753
Size: 58.72 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 370
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The Future Of Text And Image

by Ofra Amihay, release date 2012-01-17, The Future Of Text And Image Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Future Of Text And Image books, The question of the relation between the visual and the textual in literature is at the heart of an increasing number of scholarly projects, and in turn, the investigation of evolving visual-verbal dynamics is becoming an independent discipline. This volume explores these profound literary shifts through the work of twelve talented, and in some cases, emerging scholars who study text and image relations in diverse forms and contexts. The inter-medial conjunctures investigated in this book play with and against the traditional roles of the visual and the verbal. The Future of Text and Image presents explorations of the incorporation of visual elements into works of literature, of visual writing modes, and of the textuality and literariness of images. It focuses on the special potential literature offers for the combination of these two functions. Alongside examinations of major forms and genres such as memoirs, novels, and poetry, this volume expands the discussion of text and image relations into more marginal forms, for instance, collage books, the PostSecret collections of anonymous postcards, and digital poetry. In other words, while exploring the destiny of text and image as an independent discipline, this volume simultaneously looks at the very literal future of text and image forms in an ever-changing technological reality. The essays in this book will help to define the emergent practices and politics of this growing field of study, and at the same time, reflect the tremendous significance of the visual in today’s image culture.




[PDF] William S Burroughs Cutting Up The Century

William S  Burroughs Cutting Up the Century PDF
Author: Joan Hawkins
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025304135X
Size: 52.61 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 450
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William S Burroughs Cutting Up The Century

by Joan Hawkins, release date 2019-05-17, William S Burroughs Cutting Up The Century Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download William S Burroughs Cutting Up The Century books, This definitive book on Burroughs’ decades-long cut-up project and its relevance to the American twentieth century, including previously unpublished works. William S. Burroughs’s Nova Trilogy (The Soft Machine, Nova Express, and The Ticket That Exploded) remains the best-known of his textual cut-up creations, but he committed more than a decade of his life to searching out multimedia for use in works of collage. By cutting up, folding in, and splicing together newspapers, magazines, letters, book reviews, classical literature, audio recordings, photographs, and films, Burroughs created an eclectic and wide-ranging countercultural archive. This collection includes previously unpublished work by Burroughs such as cut-ups of work written by his son, cut-ups of critical responses to his own work, collages on the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, excerpts from his dream journals, and some of the few diary entries that Burroughs wrote about his wife, Joan. William S. Burroughs Cutting Up the Century also features original essays, interviews, and discussions by established Burroughs scholars, respected artists, and people who encountered Burroughs. The essays consider Burroughs from a range of perspectives—literary studies, media studies, popular culture, gender studies, post-colonialism, history, and geography. “A landmark in scholarship.” —Choice